Premises Liability / Slip & Fall
In an instant, one of a limitless number of circumstances could put you in a situation of pain, suffering and financial loss. Slip and fall accident are not simply bad luck. Most often they occur because of negligence.
Premises liability is defined under Pennsylvania Law as the liability of either the property owner, or, of the party responsible for maintaining the property. In the event that a person is subjected to an injury resulting from the existence of a dangerous condition on the property, said property owner or party responsible for maintaining the property may be held legally liable.
Every property owner or party responsible for maintaining a property, has a duty to provide a safe environment to any person who enters upon their property. In the event that said property owner or party responsible for maintaining the property fails to provide a safe environment, and as a result a person is injured, the property owner or party responsible for maintaining the property may be liable for the injured person's medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. This duty to the property owner or party responsible for maintaining the property is not limited due to the nature of the property held. Consequently, this duty applies to owners of private residential property, commercial property, abandoned lots and other various types of properties.
Landowners are required to maintain their property in a manner that does not cause injury to those that, for various reasons, visit their property. Often times, this pertains to both business owners and homeowners. Sometimes, however, accidents and problems occur on the property of others. If the accident was caused by the negligence of the owner, then an individual may have a premises liability claim.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall or other premises liability accident, e-mail or call one of our experienced Pennsylvania premises liability lawyers today.